Notebook, 1993--


[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus


The son of Atreus and grandson of Pelops, he was the king of Mycenae, and husband of Clytemnestra, daughter of Tyndareus. They had as daughters Iphigenia, Chrysothemis, and Laodicia or Electra, and a son Orestes. Leader of the expedition against Troy, he was forced to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia at Aulis to appease the goddess Artemis for insulting her by boasting that he was a superior hunter to her. At the siege of Troy he guarreled with Achilles over Briseis, but was forced finally to surrender her since the Greeks could not continue the siege without the support of Achilles and his Myrmidons. Among the spoils he received at the fall of Troy was Cassandra who despite all her prophecies regarding his ultimate death in Mycenae, Agamemnon returned. He was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her paramour Aegisthus in the bath of the palace. In the Iliad, Agamemnon does not possess near the stature of Achilles. Homer presents him as a majestic monarch, resembling Zeus in features, and broad-chested like Poseidon. [p. 58]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]



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